AICD presses case for stakeholder role in governance

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 29 APR 2021  |  NEWS
Recent governance failures at companies such as Rio Tinto and AMP show the risks and damage caused when decisions are disconnected from stakeholder interests, according to a new guide to stakeholder engagement by the Australian Institute of Company Directors ...

NZ climate disclosure legislation to affect Australian entities

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 15 APR 2021  |  NEWS
The New Zealand government has introduced world-first legislation that will require listed companies, banks, insurers and fund managers to make public climate risk-related disclosures.

Coles sets net zero target with absolute emissions reductions

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021  |  NEWS
Supermarket giant Coles has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by more than 75% by 2030 and is aiming to do so without carbon offsets.

Real estate investment group issues $300 million green bond

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
A leading real estate developer and investment group has become the largest non-bank ASX listed issuer of green bonds to date by issuing a second green bond.

Say on climate a "milestone moment" for ASX companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Four ASX listed companies thus far have committed to putting their climate strategy plans to shareholders to a vote at their 2022 AGMs, the first companies in the world to do so.

Local pick-up a key to reducing emissions in e-commerce: Accenture

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
E-commerce skyrocketed during 2020 due to shopping shifting to online because of COVID-19, but emissions from parcel delivery actually dropped through the use of click and collect and curbside pickup, according to Accenture.

Hiring culturally diverse women improves organisational leadership

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Increasing diversity in leadership teams requires companies to support women and people from culturally diverse backgrounds in applying for positions, and results in improved organisational decision making.

C-suite executives cite climate as top risk to growth: EY

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Australia's C-suite executives worry more about climate change as the top risk to growth, beating out COVID-19, according to EY.

Property developer sets more ambitious timeline to net zero

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
A leading retail property owner and developer has brought its net zero carbon emissions targets forward by two years and committed to potentially doubling its rooftop solar panel generation as part of the process.

Mars Australia shifts to 100% renewable energy

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Mars Australia will transition to using renewable electricity for its facilities as part of the company's global greenhouse gas emissions targets.